Ontario and British Columbia capture team wrestling championships at Canada Summer Games
THOROLD, ON— The Canada Summer Games crowned team champions during day two of the wrestling competition on Aug. 10, from Canada Games Park. The provincial teams had completed three rounds on day one and finished up the round robin competition during day two. After the round robins, the teams were ranked from first to sixth in their pools and were matched up with the same ranked team from the other pool. When all the results were in, it was Ontario versus British Columbia in both the men’s and women’s divisions for the titles.
The men’s gold medal match between British Columbia and Ontario was dominated by Ontario. They doubled up on B.C. 32-16 to win the gold. B.C. had to settle for silver.
Ontario’s road to the final saw them go 5-0 in the round robin of Pool A. They defeated Yukon, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Alberta, and Saskatchewan.
British Columbia went a perfect 5-0 in Pool B, defeating Nunavut, PEI, Manitoba, New Brunswick, and Quebec along the way.
Meanwhile, the bronze went to Alberta who defeated Quebec 37-15.
Much like the men’s side, the gold came down to Ontario and British Columbia. However, unlike the men’s match, the women’s was a much tighter affair. It went right down to the wire, but B.C. came out ahead 27-22. Ontario took the silver.
British Columbia’s road to the finals included a 5-0 round robin record in Pool A with wins over Yukon, Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec, New Brunswick, and Saskatchewan.
Ontario got to the gold also with a 5-0 record in the Pool B round robin. They defeated PEI, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Manitoba, and Alberta.
The bronze was a matchup between Alberta and Saskatchewan. Alberta took the win and the medal by a score of 38-9.
Wrestling wraps up tomorrow with the individual competition. Wrestling begins at 9:30 as individual medalists with be crowned by the end of the day. For complete information and results visit the event site.
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